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31st Annual Woodcarver’s Show & Sale

Join us October 28 & 29, 2017


Woodcarvers Show
Woodcarvers WorkshopsThe Sauder Village Woodcarver’s Show & Sale is a special weekend filled with unique artistry and family fun. Founder’s Hall will feature skilled carvers showcasing handcrafted wildlife, fish, birds, caricatures, bowls, plaques, ornaments, pens and so much more. Special guest carver Rick Jensen and Instructors Bob Stadtlander and Ann Wenger will be demonstrating and teaching workshops. The show features vendor tables with carving supplies, woodcarving demonstrations and lively music by Wes Linenkugal.

Awards are given to exhibitors for the following categories: Sauder Award - Best of Show, Specialty Award, Award of Excellence, People's Choice, Carver's Choice and Merit Awards. 

On Saturday in the Historic Village, there will be the Explore the Crafts event for more inspiration and fun.

Woodcarver’s Show & Sale - 2017 Award Winners (follow this link to the full listing with photos)

Sauder Award: Michael Allen, Bellevue, OH -  “Mahogany Casetta” 

2nd Best of Show: Roger Strautman, Woodburn, IN -  “Pledge of Allegiance Flag”

3rd Best of Show: Jim Spencer, Hudson, MI -  “Winter Wren”

Awards of Excellence: Sandy Czajka, Houston, OH
 Floyd Rhadigan, Clinton, MI
 Amy Schultz, Whitehouse, OH
 Martin Schnur, Comstock Park, MI

Specialty Award: Gary Bityk, Troy, MI

Merit Award/ Don Mertz, Wilmington, OH - Woodcarving

Merit Award / Lowell Rose, Archbold, OH - Woodworking

Carvers’ Choice: Sandy Czajka & Lowell Rose (tie)

People’s Choice: Lowell Rose

Congratulations to last year's winners, follow this link to view: 2016 Woodcarver's Show Awards.

Event Overview & Information

  • Show & Sale - Dates, Hours & Location

    Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Sunday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    The Show & Sale is located in Founder's Hall at Sauder Village

  • Workshops - Dates, Hours & Location

    Wednesday- Friday October 25-27,  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day

    Workshops are located in meeting rooms at the Sauder Heritage Inn within Sauder Village.

  • Admission:

    Tickets into the Woodcarver’s Show & Sale and entire Historic Village... Adults - $17.00, Students (6-16) - $11.00 (Senior, Military and AAA discounts apply)

    Tickets into only the Woodcarver’s Show & Sale - $8.00 (Must be purchased in Founder's Hall where exhibit is located.)

  • Group rates:

    Bringing a group of 20 or more? Special group rates and arrangements are available by calling our Group Sales Department at 800.590.9755.


Workshop and Banquet Awards and Dinner Lecture inquires and registration can be done online through our secure website and are processed in the order that they are received.

Registration is finished.

Event Highlights

Rick Jensen

Guest Artist

Rick Jensen, internationally known woodcarver and instructor, is widely recognized by his peers for developing a new and unique style of carving whimsical cottonwood bark houses. 
Woodcarving Workshops

Workshops & Dinner Lecture

All class participants will receive two one-day complimentary admission passes to Historic Sauder Village. You can use this personalized, non-transferable pass on any day of the Woodcarver’s Show.
Sauder Heritage Inn Upper Lobby

Stay and Relax at the Heritage Inn

Enjoy the hospitality and comfort surrounded by a spacious, timber-frame lobby. the beautiful fireplace, hand-forged lamps and railings and an indoor pool with waterfall, 

31st Annual Woodcarver’s Show & Sale at Sauder Village

31st Annual Woodcarver’s Show & Sale at Sauder Village

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